With the release of Jackson Hollow‘s newest single, “A Song for Christmas,” on Monday, November 8, 2021, Syntax Creative officially ushers-in the Seasons—and the holiday sounds-and-spirit—with the re-launching of their Christmas playlist: An Eclectic Christmas, the only Christmas playlist you’ll need all year long!
It’s no wonder why this playlist is quickly becoming a fan-favorite year after year—with its blend of old and new, classics and instant classics—it’s the perfect playlist to put on repeat throughout the entire holiday season … And, why not start streaming now?!
Seriously, it’s not too early (don’t listen to that ‘Scrooge’ in your ear … or sitting next to you at work!).
Bishop’s two tracks are a continuance of sounds from his most recent album, Some Distant Mountain (Sonline Records, Sep. 24), where the celtic influences were a natural fit for his renditions of the traditional “I Saw Three Ships” and a cover of Sting’s “Balulalow.” Chris Jones’ holiday offerings are his first in over a decade, and Cruz’s “Very Cali Christmas” (Remix) comes from his original 2019 recording.
Catalogue from new label client Old Bear Records has been added to the playlist this year, featuring music from Weston Skaggs‘ 2017 album Stories for Christmas and Brothers McClurg‘s 2015 record, Goin’ Back to Bethlehem. Also, be on the lookout for music from Andrew Greer‘s An Angel Band Christmas (Live) to be added to the playlist this year.
Old Favorites Still Featured | Among the highlights of this particular Syntax playlist is the presence of non-catalogue content, and for this collection we go all out to feature some of the best and favored Christmas songs of all-time! Of course, you can’t have a Christmas playlist with the likes of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey), “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Brenda Lee), “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (Burl Ives), “I’ll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams)” [Frank Sinatra]—and new favorites, such as, “Little Drummer Boy” (Rewrapped) [for King & Country], “Tennessee Christmas” (Amy Grant), “What Child is This” (Lauren Daigle), and “Wonderful Christmastime” (Paul McCartney). It’s what puts the “eclectic” in An Eclectic Christmas and why this will be the only Christmas/Holiday Music playlist you’ll ever need!